Category archives: Place

Hyderabad blasts: 12 dead, 78 injured; Shinde says 'toll may rise'; PM vows punishment

At least 12 people were killed and 78 wounded when bombs ripped through crowded areas in Hyderabad on Thursday in what the prime minister called a “dastardly act”. The bombs targeted the crowded place in a suburb of the city, a hub of India’s information-technology industry which has a large Muslim population, and came with the nation on alert after the recent hanging of Afzal Guru.   A senior police officer at […]


Secret Pakistan : Documentary by BBC Part 1 (Double Cross)

“Secret Pakistan” by BBC showing involvement of ISI and Pakistan Army in helping taliban. Some MIGHT/MIGHT NOT agree with it. It’s their personal matter. So, comment sensibl Please follow and like us:

India: Countrywide strike marked by sporadic violence

New Delhi: Sporadic violence broke out in India on Wednesday as labour unions began a two-day strike to protest rising prices and government policies to open the economy. Millions of factory and bank employees stayed away from work and public transport was shut down in most big cities after major trade unions called the countrywide strike. With autorickshaws and taxis off the roads and metro trains and buses packed to […]

Bharat bandh losses may mount to Rs. 26,000 crore

olkata: Industry body Assocham today said the loss to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) due to the strike by central trade unions could be about Rs. 26,000 crore, higher than its initial estimate of Rs. 15,000-20,000 crore. “Against initial estimates of Rs. 15,000-20,000 crore, the GDP may be eroded by about Rs. 26,000 crore,” the industry body said in a release. “In the wake of a more than expected […]

Asteroid 2012 DA14 set for record-breaking Earth pass

An asteroid as large as an Olympic swimming pool will race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200mi) – the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. It will pass closer even than the geosynchronous satellites that orbit the Earth, but there is no risk of impacts or collisions. Its closest approach will be 19:25 GMT. For regions in darkness around that time, […]

Kashmir border: India says Pakistani soldier killed

The Indian army says that its troops have killed a Pakistani soldier who strayed over the border in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Thursday. He was killed in a gun battle after the Indian army opened fire when it detected “suspicious movement”, it says. Two Indian soldiers were wounded. Last month several deadly cross-border attacks plunged the neighbours into the worst crisis in relations in years. Claimed by both […]

Meteorite Falls in Russian Urals

MOSCOW—A meteor flew across the skies above Russia’s Ural Mountains Friday morning, causing sharp explosions and injuring about 100 people, including many who were hurt by broken glass. Fragments of the meteor fell in a thinly populated area of the Chelyabinsk region, the Emergency Ministry said in a statement. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said 102 people had called for medical assistance following the incident, mostly for treatment of injuries […]

In wealthy Hong Kong, the poorest live in metal cages

Hong Kong: For many of the richest people in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s wealthiest cities, home is a mansion with an expansive view from the heights of Victoria Peak. For some of the poorest, like Leung Cho-yin, home is a metal cage. The 67-year-old former butcher pays 1,300 Hong Kong dollars ($167) a month for one of about a dozen wire mesh cages resembling rabbit hutches crammed into a dilapidated […]

60 swine flu cases reported in Delhi this year, three dead

New Delhi: With a spurt in swine flu cases, Delhi Government on Thursday directed 22 hospitals, including five private ones, to set up isolated wards to offer treatment to patients affected by the disease. A total of 60 cases of swine flu have been reported since January out of which three persons have lost their lives, Health Minister A K Walia said. He said 17 government-run and five hospitals have been […]